24["The Koombana", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Saturday 11 May 1912, page 5]

INQUIRY CONTINUED.

JOURNALISTIC BUSY-BODY.

MYSTERY INSOLUBLE.

Perth, May 4.

The inquiry into the Koombana was continued yesterday. Mr. Moss, representing the Adelaide S.S. Co., in a lengthy summing up, referred in caustic terms to the scandalous rumors circulated concerning the disaster. There was one busy-body connected with the Press always stirring up this sort of thing. In Mr. Moss's opinion, the court would be just as wise as at the beginning, and would be satisfied that it was one of those mysteries unfortunately periodically happening at sea.